Dhaka, May 20 (UNB) - The National Committee to Protect Shipping, Roads and Railways on Monday placed a 10-point set of recommendations before the government, above all removing all kinds of unregistered, unfit or without-permit vehicles from plying, to ensure security and safety of passengers on road, rail and water ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr.
Committee president Md Shahid Mia and secretary-general Ashish Kumar Dey submitted the recommendations, based on their observations and people’s experiences during Eid holidays over a number of years, through a joint statement.
They also called on the authorities concerned for setting up sufficient CCTV cameras at bus terminals and ticket counters and ensuring tight security at all terminals and on highways.
Further included in the recommendations are mobile court drives against buses, trucks or trains carrying passengers on roofs, and to prevent pick-up vans plying the national highways and inter-district roads.
Other suggestions include involving district and police administration with mobile court across the country at a time.
The national committee also sought tough action to prevent extra bus-fare collection and ticket scalping, or ‘black’.
It also urged the police administration to crack down on reckless driving, overtaking on the wrong side and other violations of traffic law.
NCPSRR also sought delegation of powers to district and police administration for taking steps against fake driving license, drivers below the legal age, and drivers using mobile phones in the ‘running’ position, i.e. with the brakes released.
The right body urged the authority concerned to stop all kinds of three-wheelers, including auto-rickshaws and easy bikes, plying national highways and inter-district roads.
It also sought to remove illegal structures from the Dhaka-Chattogram, Dhaka-Aricha, Dhaka-Tangail, Dhaka-Mawa and Dhaka-Sylhet highways.